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Diner on the UES

Green Kitchen IS good. 3 Star on 76th and 1st is good, but more in a "greasy diner" kinda way.

May 02, 2009
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan

After Theater Dessert-DB Bistro or Bar at The Modern

Been to DB Bistro 3-4 times, only been to The Modern once. Both are very good, but if you've never been to a Daniel Restaurant (or THIS Daniel Rest), I'd say go with DB.

May 02, 2009
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan

Can anyone recommend a bar or lounge to get a pre-dinner cocktail in koreatown?

Yeah, I'll second Katwalk. If you're looking for "loungey" it will suit you.

Jan 12, 2009
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan

Flex Mussels - UES

Sit at the bar and let John serve you. He's a rockstar. It's a totally different experience than in the dining room. I promise you, you'll have a much better experience. I've been there a couple times in the past few weeks and I'm blown away by how great it is.

Jan 12, 2009
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan

Hill Country: Most overrated BBQ in NYC

I will say in regards to the 20 min wait on line, we chose to sit in the front section with the hi-tops rather than wait 30-45 min (we were told) for table service in the back. I'm not sure if that makes a difference, but I realized I hadn't mentioned that in the original post.

It seems I should've gotten the lean brisket.

Oct 27, 2008
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan

1st date drinks near Union Square

Oct 27, 2008
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan

Hill Country: Most overrated BBQ in NYC

I'm not sure where I stated that I "loathe" Texas or their residents. I simply stated my disappointment with the restaurant.

My point regarding the game was this, did they not realize that a UT/OkSt game would bring in more business? I'm sure they did, and they still ran out of food. To me that's a sign of not caring. Saying that it happens in the best places in Texas is a cop-out.

However, I apologize if my opinion of Hill Country has in any way offended you. You seem to be very close to the place and its fare.

Oct 27, 2008
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan

Hill Country: Most overrated BBQ in NYC

I'm fine with Katz's. Maybe because the food I've had trumped the "service" side of the place.

Maybe I just had an off night at HC. Unfortunately everything I'd heard told me it was going to be an ungodly BBQ experience.

Oct 26, 2008
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan

best carolina pulled pork in nyc?

Brother Jimmy's. Although, I like their brisket better.

Oct 26, 2008
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan

Hill Country: Most overrated BBQ in NYC

Utterly disappointed is the best way to describe my experience with this 26th St. "Authentic" BBQ place last night. Granted it was a Saturday night around 9pm, but I don't think that's a fair reason to have run out of half of the items on your menu. Nor do I think the fact that the Texas Longhorns played a big game to be a valid reason either.

We had the pork ribs which I admit were very tender and tasty. The "Moist Brisket" was horrible. Seriously, I'd rather gnaw on shoe leather for ten minutes than try to choke down another serving of this meat. My wife said it was only because it wasn't sliced thin enough. I don't buy it.

On top of that, the setup of the place, while maybe perfectly suited for Texans, was annoying to say the least. Waiting on line for food, waiting on line to pay, picking up one order here, one over there, sides at this counter, drinks at that, etc. was enough to drive the most patient diners nuts.

If you want to wait in line for 25-30 minutes to eat overpriced, chewy beef BBQ, Hill Country will be perfect for you. Personally, I'd rather fight off elbows from the frat boys at Brother Jimmy's than deal with this place again.

Oct 26, 2008
squirrel1.1 in Manhattan